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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Duncanville, Texas
Location of Duncanville, Texas
► Dallas County (365) ► Collin County (90) ► Denton County (27) ► Ellis County (57) ► Kaufman County (92) ► Rockwall County (6) ► Tarrant County (129)
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| This area was first settled in the 1840s and 1850s by pioneer farmers and ranchers. In 1881 the Chicago, Texas & Mexican Central Railroad extended a line here and constructed a switching station. John Duncan, who lived in the vicinity, was . . . — — Map (db m154591) HM|
| This congregation traces its origin to informal services held in Duncanville (Est. 1882) in the early 1890s by the Rev. G. Q. Grasty of nearby Lancaster. According to local tradition Robert N. Daniel, the son of a local Baptist preacher, and his . . . — — Map (db m154595) HM|
| This congregation grew from a Union Sunday School that was organized in 1882, soon after the railroad reached Duncanville. Classes met weekly at Union Hall, an interdenominational place of worship that had served the surrounding communities for . . . — — Map (db m154649) HM|
| John C. Pelt (1877-1948) was born in Ellis County. After his father's death in 1880, his mother, Sarah (Seymour) remarried. He moved to Duncanville to live with his paternal aunt Anna and her husband, Charles Barker. In 1896, he wed Lee Olah . . . — — Map (db m154580) HM|
| Burials of two small children opened this cemetery in 1856. The oldest stone (1858) commemorates Etna Barker, of a pioneer family. Some relatives of John Neely Bryan, first settler in Dallas, are buried here. This was once the site of a small . . . — — Map (db m154589) HM|
| This area was an important early campsite and watering spot for Indians and pioneer settlers. Two springs formed a natural pool which served as a landmark for wagon trains and cattle drives on the Shawnee Trail. In the 1850s the site was settled . . . — — Map (db m154570) HM|
| Crawford Trees (1823-1889) came to Texas in 1845. He and fellow Illinois native Anna Kimmel (1831-1913) were married in 1846. Crawford went to California during the Gold Rush in 1849, returning to Texas two years later with enough money to . . . — — Map (db m154566) HM|